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Solar Energy in Bowie, MD

Solar Energy in Bowie

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Bowie with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bowie

Solar panels in Bowie that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Bowie

The total length of the day in Bowie, MD today (October 23, 2017) will be 10 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

Bowie, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bowie, MD

Solar Energy Data in Bowie, MD

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Bowie.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Bowie, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie

Based on historical Bowie, MD data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Bowie. [1]

Bowie has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bowie that are always titled at the latitude of Bowie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Bowie

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Bowie.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bowie, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie

Bowie, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bowie is June with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.62 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bowie (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Bowie vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Bowie

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bowie, MD, of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Bowie solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Bowie

Sunrise / Sunset in Bowie

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:26 am
    • Sunset: 6:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Bowie

Best Months for Solar in Bowie

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bowie

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Bowie, MD at this current time.

However, Bowie is in Prince Georges County and Prince Georges County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Bowie

The Power of Solar in Bowie, MD

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Bowie (md). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Bowie. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Bowie, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie

Bowie (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5411.3 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bowie is July with an average of 529.75 kWhac, followed by June at 522.81 kWhac and May at 516.2 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bowie (Maryland) are December with an average of 297.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 353.96 kWhac and January at 360.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bowie

Bowie Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bowie averaged 13.59 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 4% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Bowie

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Bowie Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $20.74 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bowie

Solar Energy Contractors in Bowie

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Bowie, MD.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Bowie

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Bowie, MD.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Bowie

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Bowie, MD.

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Weather Forecast for Bowie, MD [5]

Mon Oct 23
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 71°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Oct 24
66°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Oct 25
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%

More about Bowie

About Bowie

The city of Bowie, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 54,727. [6]

Bowie Solar Power

Bowie, MD Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Bowie, MD, or for more solar-related resources for Bowie, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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